Caution: this is 100% fiction, proceed at your own risk! 🎃🎃🎃
“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.” I mutter beneath my breath while cupping the latte between my palms. The warmth sure feels good on this chilly wintry day.
“Hey, psst!” Startled, I look up to find the jerk who’s hissing at me. “Down here, sista.” I look down just as the pumpkin face in my coffee winks at me. I gasp, almost dropping my cup. “Hey, you must be gifted, sista. You made me come to life.”
“Me? I made you come to life?”
“Yeah, you, who else can it be? You said those words on the napkin, didn’t you?”
“Yeah, so. I bet lots of other people say these words.” I scan the shop. I’m not seeing anyone talking to their coffees.
“Wee!” The pumpkin jumps and takes a head dive into the coffee. A shriek escapes my mouth as coffee droplets spray in my face. I grab the cloth napkin and hastily wipe my face of coffee. This is ridiculous. There’s no way by reading the words on the napkins, I animated the pumpkin in my coffee cup. Come on, what kind of idiot would believe that?
Once again peering down at my coffee cup, I find the pumpkin has sprouted arms and legs and is now doing backstrokes in the cup. I clear my throat. It’s clearly a Halloween prank and if these words started the whole thing, these words should be able to end this nightmare as well. “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”